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Roving Reporter: News

Explore the forests and wildlife of Central and South America with journalist, Bethan John, as she visits WLT-funded nature reserves and blogs from the field.

  • 04 July 2014
    Roving Reporter Bethan John monitors wildlife in the wilderness of Patagonia with Keeper of the Wild Adrián Rodríguez. There are few places in the world today...
  • 26 June 2014
    Roving Reporter Bethan John visits La Esperanza Wildlife Refuge in Patagonian Argentina and experiences one of the best wild encounters on Earth. Sitting on the warm pebbles of...
  • 25 April 2014
    An eco-thriller set in the heart of Brazil launches on Friday 25 April to raise funds for a conservation project in the Atlantic Rainforest supported by World Land Trust (WLT)....
  • 22 April 2014
    Roving Reporter Bethan John discovers what it takes to save a remote wilderness and biodiversity hotspot, home to one of the few groups of uncontacted indigenous people in the worl...
  • 04 April 2014
    What’s it like to go off the tourist trail and discover a remote wilderness? Roving Reporter Bethan John finds out on a visit to Paraguay with a team from World Land Trust (W...
  • 13 March 2014
    Bethan John, our Roving Reporter, meets a team of Bolivian conservationists with an ambitious aim: to produce the first field guide to the birds of Bolivia that will increase envir...
  • 05 March 2014
    Bethan John discovers what inspires one couple to take on an extreme fundraising adventure to raise money to protect Bolivia’s wilderness and wildlife. Last year, I undert...
  • 14 January 2014
    Green thinking by the private sector has left an unexpected conservation legacy on the outskirts of Ecuador’s largest city, as Bethan John discovers in Cerro Blanco Prot...
  • 14 January 2014
    In Cerro Blanco, a forest reserve supported by World Land Trust, Roving Reporter Bethan John discovers that recreating a complex forest is far from easy - but that the investm...
  • 25 October 2013
    Keeper of the Wild Jesus Recalde tells Bethan John why he stopped hunting animals and now dedicates himself to their protection. Donate to Keepers of the Wild » As we l...
  • 24 October 2013
    The Chocó Rainforest is a wild world – and one under threat. Roving reporter, Bethan John explores the rainforest of north western Ecuador and meets some of its n...
  • 12 September 2013
    If we don’t act now to save the Golden Poison Frog we may drive this extraordinary species to extinction. Bethan John meets Keeper of the Wild Venancio whose job it is to pro...
  • 12 September 2013
    In the Chocó of Colombia people are suffering the aftermath of years of armed conflict. Although living in relative peace, they watch helplessly as incomers destroy the...
  • 16 May 2013
    In Venezuela an island community is working with local conservation organisation Provita to protect the rare Yellow-shouldered Parrot. Every year three million tourist...
  • 16 May 2013
    Bethan John meets wildlife ranger Pablo Antonio Millán on Margarita Island, off the coast of Venezuela, to find out more about the Yellow-shouldered Parrot. Ranger Pablo...
  • 08 April 2013
    Bethan John meets one ranger whose knowledge of medicinal plants is helping some of the poorest people in Guatemala. Our boat pulls-up to a wooden-planked trail that hugs the cr...
  • 04 April 2013
    How can marine conservation benefit poverty stricken fishermen to create a thriving environment? Bethan John visits Rio Sarstún to find out. Our small boat skims across t...
  • 11 February 2013
    Bethan John reports on a bird ecology course at Hill Bank, one of two ecotourism sites managed by Programme for Belize (PfB) – the first ever land purchase project supported...
  • 06 February 2013
    World Land Trust (WLT) started its pioneering work more than two decades ago in Belize, a small country in Central America, about the size of Wales. Programme for Belize (PfB) was...
  • 04 December 2012
    One third of the population of Sierra Gorda in Central Mexico migrates to the USA for work. Bethan John meets a wildlife ranger supported by the World Land Trust (WLT) and finds ou...
  • 04 December 2012
    Step inside a biological melting pot and visit the nature reserves funded by World Land Trust (WLT) in the Sierra Gorda Watch out for the Bad Woman. This is our warning as we se...
  • 22 November 2012
    High in the cloud forests of Sierra Gorda, a vast mountainous region in Central Mexico, the forests harbour threatened treasures that are protected thanks to a successful conservat...

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